Round Suction Assembly (GG) 211115

This is a round suction assembly that meets the new requirements for spas. It is VGB compliant Suction. It will fit thru an approximate 3.25 inch opening. This is not the same suction assembly that you will have because your spa has the old style suction assembly.


Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act
(VGBA) is a United States law named after the daughter of Nancy
and James Baker and the granddaughter of former Secretary of State James
Baker III
. Graeme Baker died in a tragic incident in June 2002 when the
suction from a spa drain entrapped her under the water. The Act was first
introduced by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and was supported
by the Baker family and Safe Kids Worldwide.


The goals of the VGBA were to enhance the safety of
public and private pools and spas, to reduce child drownings, to reduce the
number of suction entrapment incidents, injuries and deaths; and to educate the
public on the importance of constant supervision of children in and around


There is a Federal requirement for public pools that
preempts the state or local law, as of Dec. 19, 2008. and further
regulations are in addition to it:

Sec. 1404: Top Priority for Public Pool And Spa
All pool/spa drain covers
manufactured, distributed or entered into commerce on or after December 19,
2008 must meet ASME/ANSI A112.19.8– 2007. All public pools and spas must be
retrofitted with covers that meet the ASME/ANSI A112.19.8– 2007 standard. All
public pools and spas that have a single drain other than an unblockable drain
must employ one or more additional options.

vita spa round suction assembly vgb compliant
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  • Item #: 211115 Suction Round (GG)
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